At the Erhardt-leimer (E+L) group stand at PlastIndia 2018, we met Seshahri Rajaram, Managing Director, who is part of E+L, since its inception. Rajaram is a mechanical engineer from IIT Madras and did management from IIM Ahmedabad. Over the period of 40 years, he has witnessed the growth of company from 30 lacs to 100 crores turnover. E+L produces specialised web controls and automation system for paper converting and flexible packaging machinery. Apart from that, E+L has a licence agreement with soft tell to manufacture Corona treatment system, which is one of the criticaRead More
At Plastindia, we met Pradeep Shah of Multigraph Machinery. Multigraph has tied up with Printograph, Kohli industries and Multitec to market their products in India and abroad. So far, Multigraph has sold 5 presses of Multitec, 25 of Kohli industries and 20 presses of Printograph. “Our first launch was CI flexo with manugraph and this is a stepping stone as CI flexo was made in India with the help of expertise from Carraro. We have sold the first machine in Roorkee and currently it is under installation. Earlier, the press was imported from Italy, but now it is fabricRead More
Exzone solutions specialises in providing energy conservation solutions to the flexible packaging industry. During Plastindia, they showcased technology that results in fuel savings in the printing and lamination process.
Jayesh Pathare, Application Head- Flexible Packaging at Exzone Solutions explained how their solutions help to bring down the fuel consumption required to generate heat for the drying process. It measures the LEL level and recycles heat energy by re-circulating solvent laden air in a safe manner. The payback for such a system typically ranges between 12 and15 monRead More
Kuen Yuh Machinery Engineering Company Ltd., (KYMC) based in Taiwan is a 50 year old company and has successfully installed 25 High-performance Flexo presses in India. KYMC manufactures a complete range of Flexo Presses including C.I Flexo Presses, In-Line Flexo Presses and Stack-type Flexo presses. KYMC is headed by Kunal Mehta who is supported by a cogent technical support team located strategically across India for prompt and complete assistance to their customers. Talking to us, more about KYMC, Mehta said, “Our machines are operating in India for the widest printi
A Noida-based Kiran Consultants provide ERP and CRM for efficient management of marketing and production activities for promotional material and label industries. “The days of running standalone financial and accounting packages are gone. Implementing ERP has become a requisite if you want to stay in the competition. A good solution can help a company grow and earn better profits, “ said, Gaurav Bansal of Kiran Consultants.
At Stall C9, Kiran Consultant’s stand witnessed immense footfall throughout the exhibition days. The company also closed a pRead More
TAIYO KIKAI LTD together with Standard Printers Providers (Mumbai) installed 10-Colour Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press in M/s Regal Creative Products Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. The press is being installed by the professional engineers of TAIYO.
Regal Creative has been set up by Mr. K.K. Bajaj an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Printing and Packaging Industry. A pioneer in tin printing since 1994 Mr Bajaj specialized in quality printing of tin show boards, metal decorative sheets for various manufacturers of metal coRead More
Valence Electrons Private Limited – an A.T.E. group company headquartered in Bengaluru is a leader in providing world class solutions for managing static electricity, ink handling, surface cleaning, and heat recovery in various industrial applications. Valence is involved in design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and support of various products and serve customers from various countries across the world with innovative products and solutions. Presently, Valence offers a wide range of products and solutions to a plethora of industries such as flexible packaging, printing, textiles, plRead More
At PlastIndia 2018 A.T.E. presented its full spectrum of printing and converting industry solutions. The products included ATEX certified static charge eliminators, static charging systems, online static monitoring, ink circulating and conditioning systems, waste heat recovery systems, register control systems, vision / defect detection systems, and plant conditioning / ventilation systems. Ashok Sethuram, Director, Valence Electrons, an A.T.E. group company and Anand Mehta, Vice President and Head – Print and Packaging Equipment (Operations) A.T.E., were present forRead More
Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Focused entirely on label and package printing, the show makes its debut as it runs 10 – 12 May at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aimed at printers/converters, brand owners, label and packaging technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event expects visitors to attend from across Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea and Australasia. Supported by the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA) and the Department of Industrial PromRead More
New Delhi, Feb 2nd, 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer, both having annual capacity of 7500 MT. With installation of these new lines, the company's annual CPP films capacity will go from 1800 MT to 9300 MT and the metalized films will increase from 15000 MT to 22,500 MT.
These new lines have been commissioned at company's existing facility at Karjan, near Vadodara, India which already houses BRead More
Mumbai, India, February 03, 2018 – Shilp Gravure, one of Asia’s largest gravure cylinder makers, has become the first shop in India to adopt the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide 50x80 System. The investment in Kodak’s FLEXCEL NX technology underpins Shilp Gravure’s strategy and confidence in the system to help grow its flexography business.
Gajanan Bhavsar, Marketing Director at Shilp Gravures, explains how the company chose to invest in their new flexo plate-making setup; “The market and our customers demand higher levels of productivity and improved ouRead More
Elizabethtown, KY, USA: 02 February 2018: Metallized Polyester Films are increasing in popularity for imparting high barrier properties to laminated flexible packaging structures. However, it has been often experienced that poor adhesion of metal with the base polyester film can result in laminate failure, thereby decreasing product performance.
There has been an increasing demand for cost-effective films with high metal adhesion for superior barrier applications in harsh environments. However, the solutions that are currently available in the market are limited and cost
Michelman opens of its new packaging incubator, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC), at its facilities in central Mumbai. The Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging.
Backed by over 70 years of water-based coating expertise, and outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment, the MICC is strategically designed for fast & efficient development of sustainable packaging solutions. Shailesh Nema, Michelman India’s Country Manager and Director explains &ldq
This year’s calendar of events and supporting activities offered by the international association for the label and sleeve markets, FINAT, is a full one. It reflects, and addresses, the complex and ever-changing opportunities and challenges in the overall world of packaging today for the benefit of the FINAT membership which, in itself, is a diverse web of companies, from raw material suppliers through inks, printing and application machinery, to converters and contract packers.
Tackling the technical challenges
At the ongoing 2018 National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo (14-16 Jan’18) in New York, USA, Avery Dennison Corporation is presenting its latest label technology solutions through ‘Changing the Game with Intelligent Labeling Solutions,’ providing a compelling view of “how RFID is used across retail verticals, as well as the company’s vision for the future.” Leveraging its expertise in digital solutions for the retail industry, the company is also launching its Dynamic Window Display Advertising System at the NRF Expo.
With the acquisition of Tupahue Tintas, one of the leading provider of inks, varnishes and solvents for flexo and gravure printing, Siegwerk further strengthens its local footprint in the LATAM region.
Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, one of the Brazilian market leader for flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo). With this acquisition, Siegwerk expands its presence in theRead More
Patanjali will manufacture and process honey, amla juice, aloe vera juice, tomato ketchup, frozen vegetables, rice and pulses in the proposed Chhattisgarh facility
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited (PAL), country’s fastest growing FMCG company, will invest Rs.671 crore in Chhattisgarh for setting up food and herbal processing unit.
The company inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chhattisgarh Government to set up the unit in Bijetala village of Rajnandgaon. The facility would come up 500 acres area, about 100 kms from the state capital.Read More
On 9th of December 2017, Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) conducted a “Technical workshop and networking session” at hotel The Lalit, Chandigarh. It was a very successful event attended by almost 100 delegates giving credibility to LMAI’s efforts to extend its membership to smaller towns that are now attracting investment in production of labels. The event besides delivering knowledge provided opportunity to printers to join the mainstream association with a platform to interact and network with their peers in the industry. The event was sponsored by Avery DRead More
Automation specialist introduces image processing solution
B&R makes machine vision an integral element of the automation ecosystem. At this year's SPS IPC Drives, B&R introduced the world's first image processing solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The solution comprises cameras, software and lighting accessories.
At the heart of the solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology. Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the fRead More
For converting companies it is a pre-requisite that their laminator is equipped with the kind of technological features and functions that contribute substantially to improving profitability through highest machine productivity and highest output quality which provide specific customer benefits in each of the various market segments of the flexible materials converting industry. This means that the equipment, under any operating circumstances, must provide for the given applications the kind of functional, operator-oriented, waste saving and eco-friendly, tRead More
Plastindia Foundation, the apex body of plastics industry in India took the responsibility of the effort, said it took up the initiative to create awareness of the need to manage plastics waste and recycle them more efficiently.
Later, the fabric from the T-shirt will be used to create 10,000 T-shirts and will be distributed to children from the weaker sections of society.< Read More
With an aim of expanding product portfolio, Kanan Graphics announces its association with USA-based MacDermid. They are appointed as an official distributor for MacDermind Narrow-web and corrugation flexo plates range for western India.
Besides the announcement, Kanan also displayed whole range of printing consumables for labels and offset industry. Mr.Chetan Shah, managing director, Kanan Graphics, said “For offset and flexo printing, we are offering UV inks and varnishes for Toyo Inks Arets and we are one of the top sellers of the same in India. ReceRead More
A global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies - Konica Minolta Business Solutions India showcased Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.
The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country. The Company highlighted its flagship products Accurio Press series C6100/C6085 for the first time in India at PAMEX 2017.
We at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to t
Plastindia Foundation signs MOU with Collector of Bhandara, Maharastra, India to help set up advisory and know how on waste management, segregation and recycling.
At the invitation of the Collector of Bhandara Shri Suhas Diwase IAS to Shri Atul Kanuga, Chairman Environment Committee Plastindia Foundation , Dr Sameer Joshi, represented Plastindia Foundation at Bhandara on 8th and 9th June 2017.
A presentation was made to all the COs of the Municipal Council (Parishad)Muncipal Panchayat and Chairman of Council. Bhandara has 33 wards and its neighbouring town Pauni there arRead More
With the new inking and wash-up system TURBOCLEAN, Windmöller & Hölscher has already set a new standard in the market. According to the specialist for machines for the manufacturing of flexible packaging, more than 1,000 systems have now been integrated in central cylinder machines. In 2016, W&H supplemented the system with a new variant: TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E with low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E units have been sold since the Drupa 2016, which is further proof of the high interest in the market for this futureorient
CHENNAI, 12th December, 2017: Consul Neowatt, the Global Indian UPS company today announced that it has been awarded as the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer at the SD Awards 2017 (SD Awards is the only awards for the UPS industry in India). The 25th edition of SD Awards was organized in Bangalore by Soft Disk, celebrating the UPS and Solar Day on December 9th 2017.
Winning the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer award is a testimony to the giant strides that the company has taken over the last few years in expanding their UPS product range. The company today offers the most c
Ms. Mamta Oza, the Chief Marketing & Exhibitions Manager – Plastindia Foundation, was the flag bearer from India, representing India as a country and showcasing PLASTINDIA 2018 at ROSMOULD - ROSPLAST 2017 - the 3-day conference cum exhibition held at Moscow from 20th to 22nd June 2017.
The 12th edition of the international exhibition ROSMOULD : ‘Moulds-Die Moulds-Stamps’ and the 8th edition of the international exhibition ROSPLAST: ‘Plastic-Equipment-Items’ is a joint exposition of the two projects, which allows representatiRead More
Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt.Ltd, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies witnessed a significant response from printing businesses, showcasing its industry-leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.
The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country.
The exhibition garnered a slow but encouraging response in the first half and the nu
The state of the art printing solutions to be showcased include- Accurio Press C6100, Accurio Press C2060, Bizhub Press c71HC, Bizhub Pro 1100, KIP 770 and Industrial Printer (MGI Jet Varnish 3DS &iFoil-S)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies is all set to showcase the new editions in its industry leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition, which will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in the city of Mumbai from18 December toRead More
Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has received more than one hundred confirmed bookings of space for participation in the forthcoming PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition, slated to be held from February 01-06, 2017 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Simultaneously, a very large number of enquiries are being received relating to booking of space. It may be stated that IPAMA is providing early bird discount to the exhibitors. The participants can book their space by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 25,000/- for claiming eaRead More
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, prioritizes sustainability and innovation to support the diversified needs and fast-changing demands of the coatings sector in its latest products and solutions set for ChinaCoat 2017.
Market-firsts, renewable ingredients, trend-capturing insights and colors, plus opportunities to simplify production, and improve the handling, application, protective functions and aesthetics of paints and coatings, live up to high industry expectations for decorative, automotive, industrial and wood applications.
During the course of the last 3 decades, SP Ultraflex Systems Pvt Ltd has played a key role at every stage of the evolution of converting slitters for the flexible packaging industry In India. A keen ear for customer feedback, accompanied by astructured mechanism for feeding this information back to design and a culture of constant innovation has always kept SP Ultraflex several steps ahead of the times. This was the underlying theme as Biku Kohli of SP Ultraflex delivered his presentation during the recent 6th Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging ConfereRead More
DuPont Advanced Printing offers a vast array of products; DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plates and systems constitute one of the solutions to address customers’ need for speed, productivity, quality and sustainability. The company offers a range of customer support services & training, as well as application support, on an ongoing basis to help optimize equipment performance and achieve high quality printing results.
Enquiring about the strategy of the company, we at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, Global Product &
October 16, 2017
GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
The new generation Miraflex II, first introduced at drupe 2016, will be delivered to Lahore in October with start of production planned for December 2017.
Packages Limited was founded in 1956 as a joint-venture between the Ali Group of Pakistan and Akerlund & Rausing of Sweden and is the largest manufacturer of flexible packaging in Pakistan. In addition to thRead More
Makoto Nishioka from Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA) recently visited the Print-Packaging (P) Ltd office at Noida and confirmed its participation at PAMEX 2017 happening from 18 – 21 December at Mumbai.
The JPMA consists of 105 members, mainly the manufacturers and vendors of printing machinery, bookbinding machinery, paper converting machinery and its peripheral equipment.
During his visit, Makoto Nishioka said, “I’m very optimistic about our (JPMA’s) alliance with All India Master Printer’s Association (AIFMP) and strongly beliRead More
September 25, 2017, New Delhi : Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies showcased its state of the art production printing solutions across major urban centres including Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The customer meet received an overwhelming response from the attendees wherein more than 100 customers in each city were briefed about the benefits of Konica Minolta’s cutting edge production printing solutions.
The aim of the customer meet was to strengthen customer connectRead More
Digital print technology has brought considerable change to label converting, as it has to all other print arenas. The international label industry association, FINAT, which mentors the complex supply chain that a ‘label’ represents today, recently decided that the time had come to establish some real metrics. As a result, the way in which digital print has manifested itself in the European label industry has now been profiled through an in-depth study of current status, anticipated market sizing and growth to 2022, converter benchmark data, and production trends. The results arRead More
PUNE, INDIA, August 31, 2017 – Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) officially announced the opening of their Innovation and Knowledge Center in Pune to support customers, partners and employees across South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa (SAPSSA).
“The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center is made up of two key centers. The Knowledge Center, in collaboration with our industry partners, is an end-to-end training facility across both conventional and digital platforms,” says DarreRead More
Daetwyler Global Tec Holding has acquired the Rotoflex Group. The Rotoflex Group specializes in the development and production of high quality gravure printing and flexographic printing inks, as well as coatings for flexible packaging foils. Rotoflex operates a production location in Grenchen, Switzerland and a sales company in Moscow, Russia. The company was founded in 1975 and employs approximately 70 staff members.
Rotoflex can benefit from the global network of the Daetwyler Group and its know-how in the printing industry. The merger creates new s
A flexo trade house that saves money and wins awards for its customers
November 2 2017 – Bengaluru-based Veepee Graphics is a leading flexo trade shop providing high quality pre-press and digitally imaged flexographic plates to the major printers and converters in the label, flexible packaging and corrugated segments. A loyal user of Esko pre-press solutions such as PackEdge, FlexRip and Plato and a pair of CDI imagers, Veepee achieved Esko Full HD Flexo certification on the CDI 4260 imager in 2012. More recently, Veepee invested in Esko’s DigRead More
Skanem Interlabels automates prepress across its three plants in India
Skanem Interlabels India, is part of the Skanem Group. With their HQ in Norway, Skanem Group has been in business for over 110 years and has 13 production sites across 9 countries. As part of the Group’s strategy of digitalisation, Skanem Interlabels India has upgraded its prepress with Esko’s ArtPro and Esko’s Automation Engine software at the Vasai plant which has a fleet of flexo, letterpress and digital presses. It also extends prepress support to the Baddi plant in North India and
Asahi AWP plates improve OEE with faster platemaking, reduced press downtime
Tokyo, Japan & Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 2017 – Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that S.Lerner, an Israeli company with decades of experience in providing high-quality packaging, labels, shrink sleeves and adhesive tapes, has switched from solvent-based flexographic printing plates to Asahi’s AWP™-DEF flexo plates. The firm prides itself on utilRead More
DELHI, 28th Sep, 2017– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films.
The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside due to their moisture barrier property but also enhance the pack optics because of their transparency, clarity and wrinkle free appearance. The high shrink tight wrRead More
India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table equipped with MultiCut-HP head supports flexible production
Innovative Bahadurgarh commercial print, packaging and sign & display converting specialist Azure Press Pvt. Ltd., chose to
invest in India’s first Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with MultiCutHP to transform its short run production.
“We now entirely rely on the Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table for short-run production. It’s not just a sample-making table but also a production machine for sRead More
Low on cost and high on performance, TubeScan Digital and TubeScan Eagle View provides considerably high process reliability. The system detects defects even during the printing stage and that is the reason it is highly recommended for all kinds of narrow web applications such as, press, slitter or re-winder.
We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' interviewed Mr.Martin Betting, Director of Business Development at BST eltromat International in the LMAI conference in Agra. Speaking about his contribution in BSTe, he said, “BSTe is a mid-sRead More
Ink – Water balance is one of the most critical aspects of conventional “wet” offset printing. Ink and dampening solution are deployed to reproduce an image on press. Managing these twofluids, with completely different inherent propertieson the printing press is a fairly complex process, making the press operators job quite difficult.
Waterless printing is an alternative printing process for offset presses. The key to waterless printing is a plate that uses an ink-resistant silicone coating and eliminates the need for dampening solution. Waterless
Established in 1939, A.T.E. has evolved into a multifaceted engineering group offering world-class products and solutions spanning several segments. A.T.E. has developed several cutting-edge technology products and solutions and has a number of patents to its credit. We ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Mr. Ashok Sethuram, Director of Valence Electrons Pvt. Ltd. and
with Mr. Anand Mehta, Vice President, Head – International Business A.T.E. in their stall at Pack Plus.
Guiding on the important requirement of production region, Mr. Ashok
The Indian packaging, processing and supply chain industries had a very positive beginning of August this
year. PackPlus 2017, which happened from 3rd to 6th of the month, provided a global business and
networking platform to the 350+ participating companies and hosted 80+ product launches, 200+
running machines and several other attractions. The show was held at the popular venue of Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi.
A spectacular number of 16521 unique business oriented audience visited over the four days which
The fourth biennial conference of the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), titled Innovation Simplified, was held at Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, Agra, from 20 to 23 July 2017.
More than 550 delegates from across the globe attended the event. The show hosted more than 20 presentations from different companies that helped flexo printers gain knowledge and understanding of technologies.
Expressing gratitude, LMAI president Sandeep Zaveri, said in his welcome note, “two years ago when I was chosen to be a President of LMAI, IRead More
With all the buzz around digital printing over the last decade or so, it’s easy to miss the fact that during that same time span there have been some big changes for offset printing. Approximately 97% of printed pages come from offset presses, with only 3% printed digitally,so any changes to offset technology have the potential to make a big impact both for individual printers and for the industry as a whole.
Arguably, the most noticeable change in offset printing technology has been the trend toward UV curable inks. UV technology has been used in theRead More
Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL) today announced the appointment of Ramneek Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSFL with effect from 11th July 2017. Ramneek is a seasoned business leader with over 23 years of rich experience across manufacturing organizations in India and US.
Mr. Jain joins MSF after a 12-year stint at Anand Group, where he last held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Spicer India Limited, a subsidiary of the Anand Group. In this role, he managed company-wide operations and led an intensive cost restructuring exercisRead More
In another defining acquisition to strengthen its presence in the country, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, announced that it has acquired the rights of Screen Print India.
Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition is held biennially in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope covering not just screen printing but textile printing and digital printing. Previously owned and managed by Aditya Expositions Pvt Ltd, the acquisitionRead More
Colour Mate Digital adds 3.2-meter Esko Kongsberg C60 for efficiency and diversification
Delhi-based signage and display firm Colour Mate Digital installed the Esko Kongsberg C60 3.2-meter digital cutting table in April 2017. They are the first customer in India to purchase this wide Kongsberg multifunctional digital finishing table for signage, display graphics and packaging applications.
Colour Mate needed more speed and support for their diversification strategy into packaging applications, and the Kongsberg table was an ideal solution.
Colour Mate Digital pRead More
Alrifai, the Lebanese dry fruit specialist approached Uflex to solve its peculiar pistachio pack problem.
The pistachios that the brand was selling in pouches manufactured by a European converter were turning rancid much before the expiry date. This resulted in market recall of the product.
The R&D team at Uflex delved deeper into the issue and diagnosed the root-cause. Pistachios apart from being hard have extremely sharp edges that rupture the inner layers of packaging thereby disintegrating the barrier. This results in the rancidity of the expensiRead More
Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the ALF 5000 filling and closing machine.
Designed for safe and reliable processing of various container types, ampoules, vials or both container types can be used on the machine, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can choose between three different versions.
The vial-only version features 100% in-process control (IPC), which ensures accurate filling volumes at all times.
The ALF 5000 also offers a wide range of filling systems: The platform can be equipped with all established filling systems such as peristaltic pump or tiRead More
Stirring and dynamic were the words buzzing through the two days dedicated to the gravure innovation event “Extending the scope, new technologies for gravure” held on 11th and 12th May 2017 at Bobst Italia, in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy. Indeed the company put together an exciting and dramatic programme to demonstrate its advantage in leading innovation through constant evolution of its product range.
“We had great information to share and created a spectacular show to tell our story” explains Michele Vitiello, Head of Gravure & LamiRead More
The anilox roller is the very heart of the flexographic printing. If all other prepress conditions are perfect, but the anilox roller is not clean, you cannot produce consistent colour and print quality. Keeping your anilox rollers clean after each job, ensures the printer’s ability to produce repeat print jobs with consistent colour and print quality in minutes rather than hours.
As the lines on the anilox are getting finer and finer, the need for quality cleaning is getting larger and larger; otherwise quality printinRead More
Esko’s industry leading technology and its positive impact on today’s demanding print production environment has been recognized with two EDP awards. Both were presented to Bruno Vermeulen, EMEA Marketing Director at Esko, at the EDP Award Ceremony held at FESPA, Hamburg.
Two Esko solutions: Esko’s ArtiosCAD and Esko Automated Quality Assurance were awarded among 31 winners chosen from more than 150 entries.
The EDP Association aims to better assist the technology-appliers to find the right solution for their applications. As explains Klaus-Peter NicolaRead More
The 14th edition of Label Summit Latin America attracted 815 attendees as it closed in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco. The two-day event’s combination of informative panel discussions and technical and practical presentations proved popular, with a higher than expected number of delegates from the region’s south attending.
Held in Chile for the first time, the Summit’s agenda addressed a number of topics including market trends and challenges, the application of new technologies and aspects of the wine labeling industry. It opened with a keynote presentation byRead More
Prof. Kamal Chopra, President, AIFMP nominated as Member Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries
The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) have established a Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries vide Gazette Notification No. S.O 1415 (E) dated 4th May 2017 for a period of two year w.e.f. 5th May 2017. The Council meets periodically to discuss issues concerning interests and development of Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries.
Prof Kamal Chopra, PrRead More
One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer. The Norwegian converter Moltzaus’s ingeniously designed Cefapac improves both the pack’s environmental performance and its openability, and has already won awards.?Read More
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), a leading supplier of equipment, services and consumables for the global printing industry, and Steinemann Technology AG, a global supplier of digital and conventional print finishing systems based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, have signed a marketing cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, Heidelberg is to take over lead management for Steinemann’s entire portfolio of print finishing systems in a number of markets, including Germany, France, India, Japan and the USA.
Steinemann’s modular range of print finishing systems cRead More
GEW has released a new video to illustrate how wide-web converters can benefit from GEW’s fully air-cooled NUVA2 UV systems. The NUVA2 lamphead is available in widths of up to 2.50m and boasts particularly fast switch-on and cool-down cycles achieving considerable electricity and time savings. It addresses the specific requirements of converters who need to coat substrates in extreme widths.
Likora GmbH in Germany upgraded the final varnishing station on one of their gravure printing lines with the new UV-curing system replacing an older system. To this purpose they integratRead More
FESPA announces that its FESPA 2018 global print expo, will take place over four days from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin, Germany.
The next global print expo is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. FESPA 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.
Roz Guarnori, (née McGuinness) Divisional Director, FESPA, comments: “We always consult with our exhibitors on the location of our shows and Berlin was one of the favouRead More
PRATI is released a brand new technology named FUTURA at Gulf Print & Pack as it exhibits with distributor Printech Middle East. Launched on the highly successful Saturn OMNIA slitter rewinder, the new concept enables converters to immediately upgrade and adapt their equipment to keep pace with future demands.
Compared to today’s standards, this unique open-platform technology enables an unlimited number of instant upgrades to safeguard the initial investment in finishing equipment which are designed to cover a handful of market demands. The goal oRead More
Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is jointly organizing 'indiapack pacprocess' where both organisers will join their expertise in the packaging, packaging materials and production sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair will take place from October 26-28, 2017 in Halls 8,9,10 & 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. pacprocess is a further development of International PackTech India, previously organized with Messe Düsseldorf until 2016.
At interpack this year's, B&R will be showcasing SuperTrak – a versatile, intelligent conveyor system that represents a key contribution to Packaging 4.0. This smart manufacturing revolution promises CPG producers unprecedented levels of OEE and reduced TCO.
SuperTrak is a new generation of robust, operator-friendly intelligent conveyor technology based on long-stator linear motors. Unlike similar systems available thus far, it offers true industrial-grade reliability and easy serviceability. Its independently-controlled shuttles allow mass productioRead More
Linx Printing Technologies will showcase its wide variety of coding and marking equipment at Interpack.
The company will display the newly launched Linx CSL10 and CSL30. The laser coders have been developed for faster printing compared to previous models. It also offers improvements on set-up and installation.
In addition, Linx will feature the recently launched 8900 series and Linx 10 to extend the capabilities of continuous inkjet printing (CIJ). Features on the 8900 include Advanced System Monitoring, which provides a continual check of the printer&rsRead More
$15 million capital investmentmarks significant milestone in adoption of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates
Weatherford, Oklahoma, April 24, 2017–Kodak, one of the world’s leaders in commercial print solutions, hosted customers and community leaders at anApril 20th groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Oklahoma to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the region to accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. The ceremony and associated celebrations featuRead More
The ATE's HMX-Ambiator uses a revolutionary two stage process to cool air: Indirect Evaporative Cooling (sensible cooling - no moisture addition), followed by Direct Evaporative Cooling (adiabatic cooling). This enables the HMX-Ambiator to deliver air cooled below the concurrent atmospheric wet bulb temperature. The HMX-Ambiator's areas of application include industrial and commercial ventilation and cooling. Also, process and comfort air cooling in auditoriums, malls, offices, hotels, hospitals, halls, gyms, wellness centers, cooling of kitchens (including ventilation) and dining aRead More
Hewlett-Packard has worked closely with Nestlé to print and give away more 56,000 personalised KitKat packs.
The campaign, produced by UK-based HP Indigo customer Ultimate Packaging and launched in February, is one of the latest examples of the growing trend for web-to-print personalisation in print and packaging.
With Ultimate’s web-to-print solution working in conjunction with HP Indigo digital presses, Nestlé is able to create an individual experience for its customers.
The winners get to add a photo or a ‘break phrase’ of theRead More
Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania introduced Adtone, a single-use paper cup with digitalised connection.
The Adtone cup comes with a heat activated thermocromic label and a QR code with programmed link to customer’s website.
The new digitalised connection makes the single-use paper cup a perfect media for smart device centered promotional campaigns. Consumers interact with a coffee cup for several minutes at a time and pay attention on what is printed on it. Adtone cup delivers the message effectively while enhancing the customer experience with fun and relRead More
The 20th anniversary celebrations of Canon India, the leading digital imaging company in the country, takes a leap forward with ‘We@Canon’, initiatives to recognise women power within the organisation on International Women’s Day. Constantly engaging and evolving its employees, Canon holds an array of activities focussing on fostering its women talent.
WE@Canon stands for Women Empowerment at Canon where the senior women leaders are advisors to the CEO to support initiatives that can bring positive change in the organisation’s gender ratio. Canon India hasRead More
The global manufacturer will show the new digital wrapping series, MPI 1105, together with a range of other vehicle and architectural solutions.
At FESPA 2017, from 8-12 May at the Hamburg Messe in Germany, Avery Dennison will be revealing five innovative products specifically designed to help printers generate new business opportunities.
These include 5600 LD Translucent Films, an outdoor High Opacity Film that covers existing graphics, Facade Film for building decoration, and 18 new Supreme Wrapping Film colours.
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· Kodak will be exhibiting the KODAK SONORA UV Process Free Plate at Gulf Print & Pack in stand H10 . The latest addition to the company’s process-free technology portfolio, is now available in many regions of the world. SONORA UV Plates and Kodak’s robust line-up of pre-press and digital print offerings on at the show will demonstrate how Kodak technology opens up a range of new applications to help customers expand into new markets while improving operational performance.< Read More
A renowned packaging machine manufacturing company - Nichrome India has
global presence in 45 countries. It has done over 7000+ successful installations around the globe and is undoubtedly pioneers in Vertical Form Fill Seal Machines and Aseptic Pouch Packing Systems. The company aims to become a premium global brand offering end-to-end integrated packaging solutions. We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' spoke to the Director Mrs. Mrunal Joshi and enquired about their latest development and future strategy for domestic market.
She says, Especially for Indi
The leading manufacturer of paper folding machines in India - Pratham Technologies offers a range of products in folding machines, outserts systems, mailing solutions, vision inspection solutions, variable data printing solutions and pharmaceutical packaging solutions. In PRINTPACK India 2017 they have displayed Insert Folding Machine and Label Applicator. Mr.Sham Desai (Marketing Manager for Pratham Technologies) said, “We are a leading manufacturer of Insert Folding Machine for packaging industry in India. In just first 3day ,we have received orderRead More
Backed by several years of industry experience, Monotech is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance and reliable products and solutions for the printing and packaging industry. They are one stop solution provider to Pre-Press, Press, Post- Press, Digital Printing, Digital Enhancement, Wide Format Printing, Textile Printing, Engineering Systems, 3D Printing, Labels & Packaging Printing, and finishing requirements. Monotech exhibited in biggest printing and packaging event of IndiRead More
NOVEXX Solutions is a global leader for all needs in terms of Printing, Labeling and Print & Apply Solutions including a comprehensive range of labeling materials. NOVEXX Solutions originated from Avery Dennison, the inventor of the self-adhesive label, and is based in Eching near Munich. In India, Manroland India Pvt.Ltd. is the official distributor for the NOVEXX products. Manroland was the prominent participates in PRINTPACK India 2017. We spoke to Mr.Sajan Abraham (General Manager Sourh Asia for Novexx solutions) and asked about the products that were demonstrRead More
Interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20 per cent more space than was available at the exhibition centre with its 262,400 square metres in 19 halls. Around 2,700 exhibitors can therefore be expected again from 4 to 10 May 2017, coming from about 60 different countries. As before, another trade fair will be running in parallel, entitled components, special trade fair by interpaRead More
Pledges to Recycle Over 8,00,000 Used Tetra Pak Cartons and Donate 200 School Desks in 2017.
In line with its efforts to raise awareness and encourage recycling of used cartons, Tetra Pak, the world’s leading packaging and processing solutions provider, today announced the launch of ‘Cartons Le Aao, Classroom Banao’. This initiative is part of its ongoing flagship programme ‘Go Green with Tetra Pak’. This is a multi-city campaign, the first leg commencing in Mumbai, undertaken in collaboration with retail chains Reliance Fresh and Sahakari Bhandar RUR Gr
Launch of new 3M Envision Print Wrap Film 480mC and IJ180 Print Wrap Films for low-surface energy and stainless steel applications round out the new family of IJ180 products
When 3M innovation energizes the state of an industry, 3M doesn’t sit back and watch. It’s full-steam ahead. In the graphics industry, no technology has a greater impact on the success of a wrap project than the quality of a printable wrap film, and its ease of installation. 3M is excited to announce the launch of 3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Film 480mC, now featuring the many high-
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad is going to launch electronics cluster at Bhiwadi on Saturday, where around 19 companies will be setting up facilities at an investment of ?600 crore.
“Around 50 acres of land will be utilised for setting up the facilities in the first phase and 50 acres in the second phase in future,” sources closed to the development told BusinessLine.
According to the sources, the 19 companies that are investing in the cluster include Fiem Industries (known for electrical lightings), Deki ElectRead More
HP Signage Suite provides cloud-based web apps for easy signage creation, helping PSPs, small sign and copy shops with HP Latex and HP DesignJet printers drive new growth for applications such as rollups, banners and commercial posters. The product supports the full product line of HP Latex Printers, as well as the HP DesignJet Z2600 and Z5600 PostScript Printers. It will support additional printers in the future.
A free, online tool designed for easy integratation into PSPs websites, Sigage Suite helps boost ecommerce capabilities, including with 24/7 availabity to receiv
Xerox Corporation and Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end (DFE) to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow® Print Server (FFPS) DFE business to EFI. Under the terms of the deal, EFI will continue to produce and support FFPS so current customers do not experience interruptions in sales or service.
“Customers will gain a powerful solution with more efficiencies, performance and quality to meet the most demanding producti
By publishing this first report, Siegwerk is disclosing its sustainability goals and activities from 2014 to 2016 and is therefore setting a new evaluation standard for its sustainable actions.
Siegwerk, one of the leading international providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has taken its commitment to sustainability to a new level. Sustainable management has been deeply rooted in the family-owned business’ corporate culture since the very beginning – Siegwerk always bears the environmental, economic and social consequences of its actions in min
The Label Academy has unveiled two new online training modules and supporting books to its current course list. The addition of ‘Die-cutting and tooling’ and ‘Brand protection, security labeling and packaging’ means the Label Academy is now offering a total of nine courses geared towards the learning needs of those working in the label and package printing industry.
One of the most critical areas of label converting and finishing, the die-cutting and tooling module gives a comprehensive guide to the manufacture and use of cutting, embossing and foil
World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020. The dates of the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be brought forward by one week: drupa is to take place now from Tuesday, 16 June, to Friday, 26 June 2020. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on 15 February 2017. The key argument for this decision was the fact that in some European countries as well as German states the summer holidays would have already started during the initially planned dates (23 JuneRead More
ColorJet brand from ColorJet Group has bagged the ‘India’s Largest Manufacturer for Wide Format Digital Printer’ Award at the annual 6th Imaging Solution Awards Night held at Hotel Suryaa in New Delhi on January 13, 2017.
The award was presented by Mr. Pankaj Chawla Research Manager, International Data Corporation (IDC). The event was attended by over 400 top imaging industry professionals, who included manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, resellers, etc from different parts of India and also from China.
Over 45 awards were given away to different iRead More
India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company Uflex Limited has been conferred with the Globe Platinum Award 2016 for Business Excellence in the Flexible Packaging sector.
Globe Platinum Award ceremony was a part of World Business Conclave 2016 hosted by Stimulus Research Services in collaboration with The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as Associate Partners, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) as Knowledge Partner, Asia Pacific Research Committee (APRC)Read More
For the effective management of production waste and order estimation Guwahati-based Manjushree group has implemented Kiran Consultants (Noida based) Flexibiz ERP Solution. With the expansion of business in laminates and multilayer Co-extruded PE films Manjushree favoured a more reliable and powerful management tool that could support their potential business. Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, Director at Manjushree says “Kiran consultants had served leading brands in flexible packaging sector and we opted ‘Flexibiz ERRead More
Uflex has launched Profile Pouch for Liquids with Sonically Sealed Spout which is to be used by Paras Dairy for packing ghee. Ghee or clarified butter is an unmistakably important condiment of South Asian cuisine.
Conventionally ghee has been marketed in poly-pouched pillow packs, cartons or tin cans. These types of packaging are functionally not very user-friendly and are thus losing out on both pace and steam in the modern retail arena. End users often find it difficult to retrieve theRead More
TCPL Packaging Ltd., Mumbai in landmark deal recently signed up to buy two brand new MK 1060 YM foil-stamping and Die-cutting machines from MK / Heidelberg. With a turnover exceeding Rs.600 Crore this year, TCPL Packaging is one of the major converters of paperboard and folding cartons in India. “
Our strong presence across the nation and the world-class service we offer to our customers is well backed by our state-of-the-art infrastructure. The MK1060 YM equipment is a compelling value-add to our bRead More
The global polyethylene packaging market is expected grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the period 2016-2020, according to Technavio’s latest report. Global polyethylene packaging market is expected grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the period 2016-2020. In this market study, Technavio covers the industry outlook and growth prospects of the global polyethylene packaging market for 2016-2020.
The market is further categorized into four end-user segments, which include beverage industry, consumRead More
The 13th edition of Label Summit Latin America concluded on a high note last week with over 80 international exhibitors and 621 attendees.
The two-day expo and conference program lined-up 81 international exhibitors including Avery Dennison, ARclad, Armor, Bobst, Epson, Esko, Flint Group, Fujifilm, Gallus, HP, Mark Andy, MPS, Nilpeter, Omet, Sun Chemical, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon. A combination of an informative panel discussion, technical and practical presentations attracted delegates from acrosRead More
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions introduced the new Supreme Wrapping™ Film ColorFlow™ Series. The colour shifting films feature the performance and conformability of all Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Films. The ColorFlow Series includes five new colours with a unique finish: Rising Sun (Red/Gold), Urban Jungle (Silver/Green), Roaring Thunder (Blue/Red), Fresh Spring (Gold/Silver) and Rushing Riptide (Cyan/Purple). “
The new ColorFlow Series allows installers to create dynamic, colour shifRead More
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020
The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players. “The current drupa, with its outstanding business deals anRead More
Over 48,000 people, including prominent industrialists, have supported a signature campaign launched by industry body CII urging Members of Parliament to allow the passage of the GST bill, even as the Winter Session came to an end today.
The petition, titled ‘Universal Appeal to Support GST’ filed on Change.org, terms the ongoing delay in implementation of GST as a matter of “great concern”.
“CII appeals to all stakeholders to support the Constitution Amendment Bill, so that itRead More
The WorldStar Packaging Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and is the pre-eminent international award in packaging. WorldStar recognizes the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn. Winners for the 2016 awards were selected by representatives from 19 packaging associations - members of WPO - who judged 293 packaging entries from 35 couRead More
Bobst Group announces that it is expanding its distribution capabilities by establishing its own sales and services organization in Turkey. Turkey is a growing market in which BOBST wants to strengthen its local footprint to better serve its customers with the broadest portfolio of machines in the industry and best in class services. Expansion into new countries and geographies is consistent with BOBST's plan to continually broaden its sales and services capabilities with the objective of achieving extended geographic presence. With this new subsidiary Bobst Group will be present in 24 cRead More
Tridev Labels Mfg Co. (TLMC), a label printer based in Chennai, has invested in Mark Andy 2200 machine for the production of self-adhesive labels. Tridev Labels is a leading manufacturer of labels and bar code stickers with its foundation set in 2008. A full service labeling company with a focus on creating labels that are innovative, unique and functional, TLMC has the capabilities to create all types of labels in a variety of printing options including digital, Flexographic and wide format. This machine has been added to help with the increasing demand for self-adhesive label work. MajRead More
Gallus has a positive view of the future. The Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing machine introduced recently at the Gallus Innovation Days is set to become a sales hit. The stage is already set for a successful market launch at Labelexpo 2015. The company management has decided to comprehensively reinforce the team responsible for this digital converting system. Gallus is therefore recruiting more specialist and management staff with expertise in digital printing. The management team at Gallus is aware that there is much more to market success than an outstanding printing press systemRead More
Tetra Pak has launched the TR/G7 low cost, easy-to-operate filling machine for chilled distribution. Available at around 50% lower initial investment than other Tetra Pak gable top machines, it has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, which the food processing and packaging company said can cut electricity consumption by a third. Compactly designed and taking up less than 19m2 of floor space, the machine is suitable for smaller factories. Developed in collaboration with filling machine producer, Galdi, Tetra Pak TR/G7 is designed for a range of extended shelf-life products, inRead More
Coca-Cola Co. has unveiled the world’s first PET bottle made entirely from plant materials. PlantBottle uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET.
Showcasing the new bottle at the World Expo in Milan, Nancy Quan, global research and development officer at Atlanta-based Coke, said: “Today is a pioneering milestone within our company’s packaging portfoliRead More